What is the Certification of Funds Statement

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COF Statement Dates Explained The SHARS handbook has new language with regards to Certification of Funds (COF).  The content included below can be found on page 39. SHARS providers are required to certify on a quarterly basis the amount reimbursed during the previous federal fiscal quarter.  TMHP Provider Enrollment mails … Read More

Rate Changes for Speech Therapy Effective 2023 FFY

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ONWARD News Bulletin SHARS federal fiscal year (FFY) procedure codes and rates are published annually in October based upon the Cost Report settlements 4-years prior. Generally speaking, procedure codes/rates are only updated on the odd years, though that is not a hard rule.  Rates can be billed based upon minutes, … Read More

SHARS RMTS Training Oct 2022 – Sept 2023

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Also Known As the 2023 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY)   RMTS annual training is mandatory for all LEAs wish to participate in the MAC and/or SHARS programs.  Training sessions are conducted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). It is crucial LEAs understand that compliance with the RMTS annual … Read More

Certification of Funds Have Been Released

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Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) has released the October 2022 through December 2022 Certification of Funds (COF) report.   TMHP is asking LEAs to certify that Medicaid allowable state/local funds have been expended in the amount equal to or greater than the Total Computable Expenditures as shown on the COF … Read More

Let’s Get Started on your 2022 FFY Cost Report

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The ONWARD team is geared up and ready to get started on the 2022 FFY Cost Report. Email notices were sent last week to all ONWARD client Business Managers, CFOs and Special Education contacts regarding the steps to begin your 2022 FFY Cost Report with ONWARD. We are exceptionally proud … Read More

Time Study Samples Now Available

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The fiscal year 2023 second quarter (JM23) RMTS sample has been selected and posted on the STAIRS located on the Fairbanks website.  To view the sample selected for your entity, log into STAIRS and select the “Time Study Sample” tab. As a reminder, the JM23 quarter begins on Tuesday, January 10, … Read More

2022 SHARS Cost Report Training – Registration Now Open

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DO NOT DELAY!  Register Now!   The first SHARS Cost Report Training session for federal fiscal year 2022 (October 2021 to September 2022) will take place on January 10, 2022.  In accordance with Title 1 TAC §355.102(d), it is the responsibility of the provider to ensure that each Cost Report … Read More

SHARS Updates Now Available

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The Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) has updated the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual, School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Handbook to clarify the items below.  Revisions are in red in the SHARS handbook and a synopsis of updates can be seen in the Clarification for Some SHARS Benefit Information notice. Eligible providers … Read More

RMTS Sampled Moments – Holiday Season

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As you approach the holiday season, HHSC, Fairbanks and Onward all wish to remind you to log onto the STAIRS system and check the completion of all RMTS sampled moments to ensure any unanswered moments will not exceed the five business day response deadline. Sampled moments must be completed in … Read More

Speech Therapist Eligible to Conduct SHARS Medicaid Referrals

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According to federal statue policy language updates made to the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM) School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Handbook align with 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §440.110(c)(2)(i-iii)): 42 CFR §440.110 Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and services for individuals with speech, hearing, and language (SLP) and Audiological … Read More